GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
February 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

#1           MOP 150, I, B (1): Expenditure Approvals 

                                             DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES 
               #A.         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to allow Kyle Lombard and William Davidson to travel over 300 miles one way in a state vehicle to West Chester, PA, to attend the Northeastern Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  

                                             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                             Office of the Commissioner 
               #B.         Authorize to enter Jane M. Gronbeck into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Hooksett, NH, to participate in English Composition II during the period of March 4, 2019 through April 29, 2019, and to pay said costs in an amount of $960.  100% General Funds.   

                                             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                             Office of the Commissioner 
              #C.         Authorize to enter Kristie V. Holtz into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in Global Health & Diversity and Biostatistics during the period of March 11, 2019 through August 4, 2019, and to pay said costs in an amount of $3,762.  100% General Funds.   

                                             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                             Office of the Commissioner 
               #D.         Authorize to enter Yvette Martinez into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in Communication Skills for Human Service Professionals during the period of March 4, 2019 through April 28, 2019, and to pay said costs in an amount of $960.  100% General Funds.   

                                             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                             Office of the Commissioner 
               #E.         Authorize to enter Caroline Trexler into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University College for America, Hooksett, NH, to participate in Modules in Business Management including: Macroeconomics; Business Essentials; Using Data to Inform Decisions; and Research, Analysis, and Cultural Study during the period of March 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,500.  100% General Funds.   

                                             DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
               #F.          Authorize to pay membership fees to the National Association of State Technology Directors, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $4,500 to provide technical, professional networking and resources to State information technology directors for the period of March 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020.  100% Other Funds (The Agency Class 027 used to reimburse DoIT is 36% General, 64% Other).   

 

#2           MOP 150, I, B (2): Approval of Acceptances  

                                             NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
               #A.         Authorize to accept a donation of various firearm equipment from Mr. George Wells, valued at approximately $27,312, to be provided to the Law Enforcement Division to be utilized for upgrades for the State issued patrol rifles assigned to each Conservation Officer for Law Enforcement Patrol purposes. 

                                             DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
               #B.         Authorize to accept a donation of a used Relay 5000 folding and inserting machine from FAST Enterprises LLC, worth an estimated fair market value of $32,650.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

#3           MOP 150, I, B (3): Reports and Findings  

                                             DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
               #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to a certain project in participation with Rivier University, Nashua, NH. 

 

#4           MOP 150, I, B (4): Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments 

                                             THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
               #A.         Authorize the nomination of Army National Guard Major Heath D. Huffman, Bedford, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                             THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
               #B.         Authorize the nomination of Captain Aaron C. McCarthy, Portsmouth, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

                                             THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
               #C.         Authorize the confirmation of Major Gregg L. Van Splunder, Portsmouth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.   

                                             THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
               #D.         Authorize the confirmation of Major Nelson A. Abreu, Marston Mills, PA, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.   

                                             THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
               #E.         Authorize the confirmation of Captain Mark W. Goldey, Plainfield, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.   

 

#5           MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items - NONE 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 
                              DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                              Office of the Commissioner 
#6           Authorize to transfer general funds in the amount of $4,311,185 between primarily various payroll class lines and decrease Federal revenues in the amount of $6,196, decrease Other revenues in the amount of $9,644 and create new expenditures class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#7           Authorize to transfer general funds in the amount of $17,548,824 between various class lines, increase Federal revenues in the amount of $7,376,565, increase related Other revenues in the amount of $4,830 and create new expenditure class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#8           Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on January 24, 2019 a Mental Health Workers III at NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#9           Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on January 1, 2019 a Licensed Nursing Assistant III at the Glencliff Home sustained an injury in the line of duty due to hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                              Division of Medicaid Services 
#10        Authorize to accept additional federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $5,379,386.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              Division of Economic & Housing Stability 
#11        Authorize the Division of Family Assistance to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $11,111,100 from the Temporary Assistance To Needy Families program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              New Hampshire Hospital 
#12        Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Granite State Automation LLC, Manchester, NH, to provide preventative maintenance, repairs and improvements to the building automation system located at the Acute Psychiatric Services Building, in an amount not to exceed $46,840.  Effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020.  26% Federal, 70% General, 4% Other (provider fees) Funds.   

#12A      Authorize to extend a leave of absence without pay for a Program Specialist III, through March 31, 2019. 

                              Division for Children, Youth & Families 
#13        Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Washington, DC, in the amount of $5,000 for the annual membership fee for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14        Authorize to pay an annual membership fee to the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, Washington, DC, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  28.89% Federal, 71.11% General Funds.   

#15        Authorize to pay membership dues to the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $3,400.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  28.89% Federal, 71.11% General Funds.   

                              Division of Public Health Services 
#16        Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $354,470 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Combined Chronic Disease Program.  (2)Further authorize to establish full-time temporary positions: two Senior Management Analysts (LG 26), one Program Specialist IV, (LG 25), one Administrator I (LG 27), one Programs Information Officer (LG 23), and one Business Systems Analyst I (LG 28) utilizing funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Chronic Disease Programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#17        Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $282,829 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency to fund the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program.  (2)Further authorize to establish one temporary part-time (Class 050) Public Health Nurse Coordinator utilizing funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#18        Authorize to enter into an agreement with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide educational resources and deaf mentorship activities to families with an infant or young child who has a suspected or confirmed hearing loss in order to improve language development for their infant and child, in an amount not to exceed $97,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2020.  100% Federal Funds. 

#19        Authorize to pay a membership fee to the Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives, Washington, DC, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#20        Authorize to exercise a renewal option and amend an existing agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 11-8-17, item #17A), to provide implementation, hosting and maintenance of a family planning database by increasing the price by $60,000 from $22,500 to an amount not to exceed $82,500, and by extending the completion date from February 28, 2019 to February 28, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.   

#21        Authorize to enter into agreements with 21 vendors as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2019, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $815,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2020 for Stephanie Prantis, and Stephanie Johnson, and through December 31, 2021 for the remaining vendors.   100% General Funds.   

                              Division of Economic and Housing Stability 
#22        Authorize to enter into an agreement with one of the five vendors as detailed in letter dated January 29, 2019, for the administration of the Granite Workforce Case Management Services Pilot Project, in an amount not to exceed the shared price of $560,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.      

#23        Authorize to enter into sole source agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated January 8, 2019, for the provision of community based services and anti-poverty programs through the Community Services Block Grant, in an amount not to exceed $4,423,139.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              Division of Long Term Supports and Services 
#24        Authorize the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into retroactive amendments with the vendors as originally approved by G&C and detailed in letter dated January 24, 2019, for the provision of Nutrition and/or Transportation Services, by increasing the price by $11,296,768 from $26,265,494 to an amount not to exceed $37,562,262, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  43% General, 57% Federal Funds.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#25        Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $3,915,983 from the City of Dover and the City of Portsmouth, for the relocation of water and sewer facilities in the City of Dover and a water main relocation on Woodbury Ave in the City of Portsmouth.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $284,681 from the Town of Newington for improvements to Woodbury Avenue in Newington, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Private/Local Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.  

#26        Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.73+/- of an acre parcel of State owned land located on the northerly side of NH Route 140 in the Town of Alton to J. Brandon Guida and Katrina G. Guida for $25,000, plus an Administrative Fee of $1,100.  (2)Further authorize to compensate Locke Associates Inc. from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $1,500 for real estate services.  The net proceeds are $23,500.  Effective upon G&C approval. Originally purchased with 100% Federal Funds.   

#27        Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend prior year carry-forward funds in the amount of $19,628 to fund the NH public use airports as prescribed by State statute.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income – Aeronautics Registration Fees.   

#28        Authorize the Executive Office to pay membership dues in the amount of $31,365.73 to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, for continued membership in the national transportation organization.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  26% Federal, 67% Highway, 7% Other (Agency Income) Funds.   

#29        Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay a property owner $5,336 as documented in the Contemplated Damage Awards List, for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 9, 2019 through January 22, 2019.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#30        Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with C.L.H. & Son Inc., Auburn, ME, for culvert rehabilitation carrying un-named streams under NH Route 104 in Alexandria, on the basis of a low bid of $177,713.80.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $17,771.38 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#31        Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with J.P. Sicard Inc., Barton, VT, for culvert rehabilitation/replacement located east of NH 142 (Maple Street), carrying an unnamed tributary to Barrett Brook under US Route 302 in Bethlehem, on the basis of a low bid of $894,109.10.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $89,410.91 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#32        Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for the replacement of the existing Roger’s Rangers Red List Bridge that carries US 2 over the Connecticut River between Lancaster NH and Guildhall VT, on the basis of a low bid of $10,086,473.29.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $504,323.66 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 25, 2021.  73% Federal, 27% Other (SB367 Capital Investment) Funds.   

#33        Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with HEB Engineers Inc., North Conway, NH, for the final design efforts for the replacement to address the Red List bridge carrying Waukewan Road over Lake Waukewan Inlet between the Towns of Center Harbor and New Hampton, for a total amount not to exceed $141,573.  Effective upon GC approval through June 30, 2021.  100% Federal Funds.   

#34        Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to amend an existing contract with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #61), to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $18,715.50 from $954,792 to $973,507.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#35        Authorize to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to support the demolition and site work on property situated at 35 Canal Street, Penacook, NH.  Effective February 20, 2019 through December 31, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36        Authorize to award a grant to the City of Claremont, NH, in the amount of $12,000, on behalf of Claremont Learning Partnership to support its teen transitional housing facility study at the property situated at 19 Main Street, Claremont, NH.  Effective February 20, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37        Authorize to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $500,000 on behalf of Twin Pines Housing Trust to support its renovation-related temporary relocation project at the property known as Village at Crafts Hill in Lebanon, NH.  Effective February 20, 2019 through December 31, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES  
#38        Authorize to transfer $5,000,000 between two accounting units.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#39        Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #33), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $825,213 from $3,861,755 to $4,686,968.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#40        Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #32), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $2,503,932 from $10,038,550 to $12,542,482.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#41        Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #35), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $612,871 from $3,829,194 to $4,442,065.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#42        Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #34), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $663,023 from $2,299,123 to $2,962,146.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#43        Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #36), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $924,566 from $5,661,877 to $6,586,443.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $7,254.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).   

#45        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $12,266.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).   

#46        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $10,597.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).   

#47        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $14,858.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).   

#48        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $37,220.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2020.  100% Other Funds (NH DHHS).   

                              DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#49        Authorize to enter into a contract amendment and exercise a contract renewal with NAM Technologies Inc., Alpharetta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-18, item #21C), for the purpose of providing technical consulting services for project management and business systems analysis for multiple capital projects, by increasing the amount by $594,360 from $590,550 to $1,184,910, and by extending the completion date from March 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020.  100% Other Funds (The agency Class 027 used to reimburse DoIT is 36% General, 64% Other Funds).   

                              JUDICIAL COUNCIL 
#50        Authorize to receive an additional appropriation from funds not otherwise appropriated in the total amount of $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
#51        Authorize the Board of Pharmacy to accept and expend funds from the Department of Health and Human Services through two separate grants in the amount not to exceed $218,376 for the enhancement of the NH Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs software to improve opioid-related surveillance, and to complete a Data Audit and Compliance Project.  (2)Further authorize to establish a temporary part-time position, Class 050, Compliance Investigator/Inspector (LG 27) and, temporary part-time position, Class 050, Assistant Inspector/Program Specialist I (LG 19).   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Transfer Funds (Transfer from DHHS Federal Funds).   

                              NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
#52        Authorize to reallocate funds in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
#53        Authorize to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $575,000 within Army Guard Facilities 100% Federal, of the appropriation warrant for State Fiscal Year 2019 through June 30, 2019, to compensate for the shortfalls for anticipated Personal Services, Benefits, and Additional Fringe Benefits.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#53A      Authorize the Division of Agricultural Development to enter into a grant with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, Keene, NH, in the amount of $27,798.22 to conduct a project to teach farmers about field equipment designed specifically for small farms.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2021.  100% Federal Funds – Specialty Crop Block Grant.   

                              INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#54        Authorize to enter into a contract in the amount of $30,000 with Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker LLC, Portland, ME, to provide consulting services in connection with NHID’s effort to identify and adopt population-based risk adjustment tools for use with the NH Comprehensive Health Information System.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#55        Authorize to enter into a contract in the amount of $15,000 with Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker LLC, Portland, ME, to provide consulting services in connection with NHID’s effort to better understand and document the data integrity and improve the transparency of formularies.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#56        Authorize to enter into a contract agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., to set forth the terms under which NHES will provide services under the Mature Worker Demonstration Program.  NHES will receive an amount not to exceed $260,083 for these services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020. 

                              DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#57        Authorize to amend item #35, originally approved by G&C on March 7, 2018, to reallocate grant funds in the amount of $8,020 from the federally funded State Targeted Response Grant, and establish a new expenditure class code.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $535,149 received from the NH Department of Health and Human Services, to provide State Opioid Response (SOR) funding for substance use disorder case management services, medication assisted treatment, treatment referrals, transitional services to community resources upon release, and post re-entry community care for the male population of the NHDOC.  (3)Further authorize to establish 2 full-time temporary Program Coordinator positions, Labor Grade 26, for the purpose of Re-Entry Care for the NHDOC, Division of Community Corrections in support of the federally funded SOR Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Transfer from Other Agency (DHHS).  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#58        Authorize to amend item #44, originally approved by G&C on November 8, 2017, by reallocating grant funds in the amount of $12,857 from the NH Department of Education Title I, Part-D, Federal Assistance to Meet the Special Educational Needs of Children in State Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children grant.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds from the NH Department of Education for the Title I, Part-D grant in the amount of $13,531 to enhance educational services for the eligible learners of the special school district of the NH Department of Corrections educational system.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2019.  100% Agency Income (Federal Funds at origin).   

#58A      Authorize to retroactively continue a 15% base hourly wage enhancement to nursing staff currently paid under the Institutional Nurse pay scale for recruitment and retention purposes.  This request is projected to increase funding by $270,594 for the balance of 5 months for SFY 2019.  Effective January 18, 2019 through January 14, 2021.  100% General Funds.   

                              NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#59        Authorize the transfer of $380,070 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#60        Authorize to accept and expend a total of $4,093,424 from two sources, $3,618,424 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and $475,000 from the NH Department of Environmental Services Aquatic Resources Mitigation Fund, for the purpose of acquiring restricted fee title to 2,709+/- acres in Groton and fee title to 3,181 acres in Newport, Croydon and Grantham.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  88% Federal, 12% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#61        Authorize to enter into a contract with Dubois & King Inc., Keene, NH, to conduct a complete boundary survey and marking on the Conservation Fund property in Newport, Croydon and Grantham, NH to be purchased by the Department, in the amount of $110,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 10, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#62        Authorize to acquire fee title to 3,181+/- acres in Newport, Croydon and Grantham, NH, from the Law Office of Mark R. Dunn, acting as agent for The Conservation Fund for $3,050,000 and pay up to $362,500 for associated transaction costs for a total of $3,412,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  85.4% Federal, 14.6% Wildlife Habitat Account.  (2)Further authorize to acquire fee title to 2,709+/- acres in Groton, NH from the Law Office of Mark R. Dunn, acting as agent for The Nature Conservancy for $1,100,000, and pay up to $80,924 for associated transaction costs for a total cost of $1,180,924.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  (3)Further authorize to transfer, at no cost, a conservation easement to The Nature Conservancy on 2,709+/- acres in Groton, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  

                              DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#63        Authorize to budget and expend $200,000 in additional Conservation Number Plate Fund revenue to be used for “the promotion, protection and investment in the state’s natural, cultural and historical resources”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#64        Authorize the NH State Library to renew membership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#65        Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, Antrim, NH, for the development of a forest resource assessment for the NH Forest Legacy Program, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#66        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive sole source payment to AC Electric Corp., Auburn, ME, in the amount of $21,914.59 for emergency repairs to a snowmaking motor for Cannon Mountain Ski Area. 100% Cannon Mountain Capital Improvement Fund.   

#67        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with SnoCountry, Lebanon, NH, for Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $9,390.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.   

#68        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with the National Ski Areas Association, Lakewood, CO, for Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $5,262.77.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.  

#69        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with White Mountains Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, for Cannon Mountain and The Flume Gorge, in the amount of $17,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  100% Agency Income.   

#70        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with Ski NH Inc., Conway, NH, for Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $5,426.62.  Effective retroactive to November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.   

#71        Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with NH Ski for Schools, Waterville Valley, NH, for Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $28,263.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  100% Agency Income.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#72        Authorize to accept and expend $275,985 in Federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funds from the Environmental Protection Agency.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $500,350 from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust, through the Office of Strategic Initiatives, to supplement and serve as match to the DERA grant program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#73        Authorize to accept and expend $138,064 from the State of NH’s Volkswagen Mitigation Trust, through the Office of Strategic Initiatives, for assistance in administering grant programs for the Volkswagen funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#74        Authorize to retroactively amend item #74, originally approved by G&C on August 23, 2017, for the purpose of helping municipalities reduce the wastewater treatment facility and pumping station energy costs, by extending the end date from December 31, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  100% Pass-Thru US Department of Energy funds from the Office of Strategic Initiatives.  Fiscal Committee approved.  (2)Further authorize to amend item #74, originally approved by G&C on August 23, 2017, by transferring $31,687 between classes.   

#75        NOT USED 

#76        Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Enfield, in an amount not to exceed $30,000 to finance the Wastewater Collection System Asset Management Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Funds.   

#77        Authorize to award a Brownfields Clean Up Grant to the City of Rochester, in the amount of $200,000 to perform environmental site remediation work.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2020.  100% Brownfields Repayment Funds.   

#78        Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Southeast Land Trust of NH, Exeter, NH, for the purpose of conserving a 2,019 acre parcel of land in New Durham and conducting stream habitat restoration, in the amount of $207,870.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2025.  100% ARM Funds.   

#79        Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Southeast Land Trust of NH, Exeter, NH, in the amount of $200,000 for the purpose of conserving an 18-acre parcel of land in Epping.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  100% ARM Funds.   

#80        Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Cheshire County Conservation District, Walpole, NH, in the amount of $74,195 for the purpose of conserving a 515-acre parcel of land in Stoddard.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2024.  100% ARM Funds.   

#81        Authorize to award a grant to the West Stewartstown Water Precinct, West Stewartstown, NH, in the amount not to exceed $750,000 for water system improvements.  Effective upon GC approval through June 1, 2020.  100% Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.   

#82        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with HYSR, Dartmouth, MA, to apply the QPPQ Transform Method to extend daily stream flow records at two stream flow gages on the Cold and Warner Rivers, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2019.  100% General Funds.         

#83        Authorize to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to implement the Leveraging Natural Resources for Resilience project, in the amount of $70,723.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

#84        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Northeast Recycling Council Inc., for the purpose of having NERC provide a continuing education workshop (Implementing a Pay as you Throw Program) for solid waste facility operators, in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.   

#85        Authorize the NH Fish and Game Department’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. 

                              NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
#86        Authorize to enter into a contract with Granite State Automation, Manchester, NH, to provide Energy Management Systems Controls Integration services to the Veterans Home, in the amount of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  47% General, 28% Federal, 25% Other Funds for the NH Veterans Home portion; 100% Agency Income for the State Energy Management Office portion which is being provided through a Department of Energy grant. 

                              NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
#87        Authorize to create a new class code and transfer funds in the amount of $81,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Lottery Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#88        Authorize the Bureau of Student Wellness to accept and expend NH School Climate Transformation Grant funds in the amount of $399,625 from the US Department of Education.  (2)Further authorize to establish 3 Full-time temporary Program Specialist IV positions, LG 25, salary range $50,193-$67,918.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#89        Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Fire Academy, Department of Safety, in an amount not to exceed $10,190 to provide funding for the implementation of exam days necessary for program certifications.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#90        Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to provide support services for the recruitment, preparation, and retention of up to 60 newly certified K-12 teachers with expertise in math and science for NH rural high need schools, in an amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2021.  100% Other Funds.   

#91        Authorize the Bureau of School Finance to amend, on a sole source basis, an existing contract with Ryan W. Stevens, Gilford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-16-18, item #58), to assist with the development and implementation of a web-based financial reporting system, and augmentation of the Grants Management System, by increasing the price by $52,000 from $70,000 to $122,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#92        NOT USED   

                              DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#93        Authorize the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Nashua in the amount of $5,700 for activities that increase State and local effectiveness in handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#94        Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Laconia, for a total amount of $15,952 for the purpose of implementing a mobile integrated healthcare program called NH Project FIRST.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#95        Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Concord, for a total amount of $126,999 for the purpose of implementing a mobile integrated healthcare program called NH Project FIRST.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#96        Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with ImageTrend Inc., Lakeville, MN, for the purposes of providing the State’s Emergency Medical Services Records Management System, in the amount of $2,848,018.50.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2028.  82.66% Revolving Funds, 9.86% Agency Income, 5.92% Federal, 1.56% Transfers from Other Agencies Funds.   

#97        Authorize the Office of Highway Safety to enter into a sole source contract with LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc., Alpharetta, GA, for providing traffic-related data collection and analysis required for the NH Highway Safety Plan, in the amount of $110,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#98        Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $240,408 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs entitled National Criminal History Improvement Program in order to purchase outdated fingerprinting machines for use by law enforcement agencies around the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#99        Authorize to retroactively amend an existing subgrant with the NH Department of Safety, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-18, item #48), from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs entitled National Criminal History Improvement Program, by extending the end date from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2020.  No Additional Funding. 

#100      Authorize to enter into a subgrant with the NH Department of Safety, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $58,314 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Byrne JAG-Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act grant to help maintain the Sex Offender Registry and to assist with training funds for the State Police Sex Offender Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                              DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#101      Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#102      Authorize the Bureau of Purchase and Property to exercise an option to extend a contract with Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless of Basking Ridge, NJ (originally approved by G&C on 6-15-16, item #94), for the provision of wireless cellular and data service.  Effective April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.   

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TABLED ITEM 
 

                              DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 2/6/19) 
                              Division of Medicaid Services 
#6           TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Gatsas, seconded by Councilor Prescott, voted to table this item, then the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Gatsas, seconded by Councilor Prescott voted to remove the item from the table for further discussion.  Following discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Gatsas, seconded by Councilor Prescott, and with Councilors Volinsky and Pignatelli voting no, voted to table the request of the Division of Medicaid Services, with the Division of Public Health, to amend an existing sole source agreement with the University of NH, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #11), to add additional scope of work to provide claims analysis, implement systems quality improvements, and expand upon services to rural areas, by increasing the price by $392,464 from $2,539,983 to an amount not to exceed $2,932,447.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

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